Why raising taxes on the rich isn’t so crazy

2019-12-14

Unemployment is low and the stock market is high, but most Americans aren’t getting ahead. Half of American families have less real wealth than their parents did 25 years ago. Democrats are not satisfied with the economy. Yes, unemployment is way down and the stock market DJIA, +0.01% SPX, +0.01%Read More →

Hey, maybe the economy isn’t so weak after all

2019-12-07

Getty Images Consumers are in a better position to spend this holiday season than last year. The holiday season appears primed to deliver a gift to the economy at year’s end. A surge in hiring, rising wages and record stock market gains have boosted the confidence of consumers, putting themRead More →

The ‘Empire Strikes Back’; Why FANG Isn’t Leading, And What It Can Do Right Now – Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

2019-10-18

That Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), and Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) are lagging is indisputable. Let’s look at the charts. Facebook actually isn’t that terrible at the six-month chart, but that isn’t the whole picture. FB has a nice rounding bottom, but it is definitely meeting with resistance on theRead More →

Bias in health care isn’t limited to race, religion or gender — how to protect yourself against this common medical practice

2019-09-03

Health-care providers and organizations bear the responsibility for rooting out bias in medical care, experts say. In the meantime, though, there are steps patients can take to shield themselves. Research shows that patients of different genders, colors, sexual orientations and sizes don’t always receive the same quality of care duringRead More →

GDP Growth Isn’t The Same Thing As Economic Growth

2019-08-13

By Frank Shostak To gain insight into the state of an economy, most financial experts and commentators rely on a statistic called the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The GDP framework looks at the value of final goods and services produced during a particular time interval, usually a quarter or aRead More →

One of these key economic gauges isn’t telling the truth

2019-07-12

What’s up with transportation stocks? Or, really, what’s “down” with them? Even as new all-time highs have been registered by broad-market U.S. indices such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.85%   and the S&P 500 SPX, +0.23%  , the market’s transportation sector has lagged. The Dow Jones TransportationRead More →

Acer Therapeutics: Despite Receiving A Devastating CRL, The Story Isn’t Over – Acer Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACER)

2019-06-27

Acer Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:ACER) (“Acer” or the “Company”) is a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, focused on the acquisition, development, and commercialization of therapies for serious rare and life-threatening orphan or ultra-orphan diseases with significant unmet medical needs. Before markets opened on Tuesday, June 25, Acer announced that itRead More →